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Il Leone Mastrantonio

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22 Cobern Street | corner of Prestwich, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 0071
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (151 reviews)
“prawns” (40 reviews)
“tiramisu” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
22 Cobern Street | corner of Prestwich, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, what a find. The most creative Italian restaurant that we have ever been to. Prices are very moderate , Even for Capetown. They honored our reservation and by 6:45, the place was full. Started with Greek Salad.....large and real Greek style. Then Pasta e...More

Thank allenw78
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recovering from an operation some friends decided to cheer me up on a day I would normally be playing golf. Saturday lunch time we arrived at Il Leone Mastrantonio. The building, entrance, bold modernistic paintings, smiling faces, decor and welcome immediately set the mood. Shown...More

Thank charleskilner808
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

A well run restaurant with a lot of energy. Good food and good service.....makes eating out easy. Staff good, service fast and usually a good crowd. Can't go wrong with this choice of restaurant.

Thank ynot12345
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Il Leone food is almost always good, although we don't go too often because there are a lot of restaurants in the Atlantic seaboard and town areas that have excellent food and aren't as expensive. This time we were four. Everything was good except my...More

Thank bluejayinsa
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

For three weeks, I have stayed at the nearby Rockwell. This restaurant has become a reliably delicious end to the day. Great wait staff. Delicious Italian food. Nice wine list.

1  Thank Paula Marie Y
Reviewed 15 July 2018

We went there without reservation on a Tuesday and the place filled up very quickly and that is always a good sign of a restaurant that delivers and has a reputation. We had a delicious meal which included cheviche, tagliata and pasta, and despite taking...More

1  Thank GrandDedale
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

The place was quite busy on a Tuesday evening in low season, good sign! We hadn’t booked but got there early, efficient service, delicious well priced wine and super yummy food. Both the salads and pastas were winners. The waitress mixed up one order but...More

1  Thank Garfield715
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

We love this restaurant because it always delivers at the same high standard with no particular frills or pretentions. The food is well prepared, well served and delicious. I particularly love the salads, the pasta and the cabbage and seafood (no carbs) dish. If you...More

2  Thank GillyMM13
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Firstly this is a bustling restaurant with a cozy atmosphere. The brinjal starter is really great, very cheesy so a little bit of chilli and the bread served help this go down really well. Their signature pasta dish which is prawns with linguine is really...More

2  Thank Sunshine0789
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Pasta is a must order in this restaurant we did the special tuna pasta and the prawn pasta. Sliced veal with Parma ham is very good too. Mussel in tomato sauce. Chicken breast and prawns not too bad as well. Very reasonable pricing as well.

1  Thank Gilbert G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Cobern Street | corner of Prestwich, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 421 0071
During our recent visit to Cape Town, we ate at this restaurant on the strong recommendation from the owner of our hotel. He was right! Very good good, BYOB nad great staff and a very friendly efficnet waitress. great food...highly recommended
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